Changes to OverDrive
Seneca Libraries' OverDrive site of e-books and e-audiobooks (http://library.senecacollege.ca/resources/overdrive.html) has undergone some major changes in recent days in terms of both look and functionality.
The most important change is the ability to read some of the e-books within a web browser now instead of having to download the title to Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), etc. It still requires that you “Borrow” the book, but once you have done that, you will be met with two button options: “Download” and “Read (in your browser)". If you don't need to download the whole book or if you do not want to deal with extra software, the "Read (in your browser)" option is for you. Please note that this feature is only available for EPUB format e-books; PDF books and MP3 and WMA audiobooks still require downloading through ADE or OverDrive Media Console (OMC), respectively, in order to access them.
There is also the ability to sample an excerpt of an EPUB e-book before committing to borrowing it, and there is also a much easier “Return Title” feature built right into our site now, so if you are done with a title, you may click "Return Title" so that it will be more quickly available for other patrons to use.
In terms of appearance, the site features much bigger colour book covers with little book or headphone icons on them that will quickly tell you if a title is available to borrow.
We hope that these new features will make your navigation of OverDrive much more enjoyable.